Freehold, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/26/2014 -- In a recent blog article, Hannan & Black Law Group presented essential facts about winter slip-and-fall accidents. The article helps victims determine whether or not they have a case based on the facts of the slip-and-fall incident.
In Injuries Resulting from Winter Slip-and-Fall: Do I have a Case, Hannan & Black discusses slip-and-falls on residential properties. While residential property owners are not obligated to keep the public sidewalk free of ice and snow, there might be exceptions. An example is the construction or maintenance of drain pipes that cause water to reach the public sidewalk and freeze, creating a risk for travelers. An experienced attorney can determine whether there are exceptional circumstances.
According to Hannan & Black, it is assumed commercial landowners should maintain the sidewalks of their property. This duty of ongoing maintenance goes beyond the removal of ice and snow. Commercial landowners are deemed to have considerable interests in and rights to use the sidewalks above those of the public. As a result, people who get injured on commercially owned sidewalks can seek to recover damages.
It can be difficult for slip-and-fall victims to independently determine whether they have the right to recover damages for their injuries. Hannan & Black helps victims by examining the facts surrounding the accident and determining who might have liability for the injuries sustained during the slip-and-fall.
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